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Andy Murray mercilessly mocks Donald Trump after President hits out at Time

The US President claims he was offered the honour on the condition of an interview and photo shoot - so he declined
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Andy Murray has mocked US President Donald Trump with his tongue in cheek claim that he snubbed receiving the Sports Personality of the Year award.

Trump had earlier taken to Twitter to lash out at Time magazine, seemingly aware that he was not set to be named person of the year.

Instead, Trump contrived a story that he was the preferred choice, but only in exchange for a lengthy interview and photo shoot—meaning he therefore declined the award.

Trump originally tweeted: "Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!

Murray used his wit shortly after, claiming to have had similar stipulations from the BBC in exchange for their own prestigious prize.

Murray during his exhibition match with Federer this month (Image: Getty Images Europe)
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The former Wimbledon champion replied: "Bbc just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named sports personality of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!"

The Brit then retweeted David Schneider's own shot at Trump, whereby the American comedian likened his President's claim to Hollywood offering him the part of James Bond.

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